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Eros and the Christ : longing and envy in Paul's christology / David E. Fredrickson.

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Subject: Jesus Christ > Person and offices.
Bible. Epistles of Paul > Theology.
Bible. Epistles of Paul.
Envy > Religious aspects.
Desire > Religious aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781451426304
  • ISBN: 1451426305
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Abbreviations -- Translations from the Loeb classical library -- Introduction -- Troubling presence -- Apostolic sweetness -- KenĊsis, or as the snow melts -- Abduction disregarded -- Not eaters of the people -- The politics of a manbride -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- Biblical index.
Summary: The self- emptying of Christ (kenosis) in Philippians 2 has long been the focus of attention by Christian theologians and interpreters of Paul's Christology. David E. Fredrickson sheds dramatic new light on familiar texts by discussing the centuries-old language of love and longing in Greek and Roman epistolary literature' showing that a "physics" of desire was related to notions of power and dominance. Paul's kenotic Christology challenged not only received notions of the power of the gods but of the very nature of love itself as a component of human society.
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